Saturday, March 26, 2011

A quick blog before bed..

Here are some photos I've been meaning to post.. one or two of them may also be seen on my photo blog. First, this past week's progress on Brooke's Books Summer House-
Finally moving past the ground floor to the front yard- yea!

Last weekend we had some beautiful weather- Hanna had a friend over so I took David to the park for some quality mom and son time(and to keep him out of the girls' hair.) Some of the trees are starting to bloom in the park-

and of course David got some play time in as well-

The next night was the night of the 'super moon!' Try as I might I cannot get a good night time shot with my Canon- if I set it to night shot it uses flash and doesn't look too great and if I do an 'auto' shot it doesn't look much better.  But here is the moon anyway- if compared to my prior moon shots you can tell it was quite a bit brighter!
I finished a fairly good book the other day- The Death List by Paul Johnston.  I had gotten this book free from a book service and it was pretty good.  Some of it was quite graphic, and the beginning was a little slow going.. it picked up in the middle and then I didn't want to put it down.  From what I've read on goodreads though, the sequel is just as graphic and I didn't care for that much, so I think I will not be reading it.  Now I'm reading Hurricane by Karen Harper, which I thought maybe I had read, but now that I am reading it, realize I haven't.  So far it's very good.  I've always liked Karen Harper's suspense novels.
Well, I must get to bed..thanks for hanging in with me when my posts are few and far between!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Progress on I

This is my progress as of yesterday- it's the weekend now so I will be working on Jane.. lately I'm feeling like the slowest stitcher ever! In fact I need to get off here and get a few stitches in. :)

Monday, March 14, 2011

The 5th Horseman (Women's Murder Club, #5)The 5th Horseman by James Patterson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Another great intallment in the Women's Murder Club series. As usual I couldn't put it down. There was only one tiny detail that bugged me- there was a patient in the hospital who was 5 years old and his parents left him there alone overnight. Really? I have a 5-year-old and he would be so scared if I left him alone in a hospital overnight- and who would do that really? I know it's trivial but it just bothered me.

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Friday, March 11, 2011

A book review and Jane Austen progress

Where The Road EndsWhere The Road Ends by Tara Taylor Quinn

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A good page-turner- but seems like the plot was semi-stolen from a movie that shall remain nameless.. read it and you will see what I mean.

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Here is my lastest progress on "At Home with Jane Austen"-

and a tree I took a picture of the other day- I love seeing all the buds and blooms as the trees get ready for spring!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

TimelineTimeline by Michael Crichton

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

If there was a 4 1/2 stars, that's what I would give this book.. the only reason I don't give it a five is I was anxious for the story to get going at the beginning- but I guess that's because I'm not a "science person", and the beginning was a lot about physics and quantam this and that. As I read, the pace picked up and up until I didn't want to put it down. Would definitely recommend to anyone who likes a good thriller.

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Stitchy update coming soon!

Saturday, March 05, 2011

I know I know..

It's been awhile between blogs again- I'm sorry.. time gets away from me.  I had another Premier Designs jewelry party for my friend Emily last weekend.. ladies even if you don't usually support the home-based businesses like Premier and Pampered Chef, etc.. I highly recommend having a Premier Designs jewelry party.  Their jewelry is reasonably priced, made in the USA, and they have a great hostess program. The company is also founded on the Biblical principal.  Not only do you get 30% of your party in free jewelry, there are added bonuses where you can earn even more.  I earned $363 in free jewelry at this party! I was/am so excited. There are so many things I want out of their catalog and got a bunch of the things on my wish list.

That aside, I have been stitching a bit, trying to make more time for it.  Made a wee bit of progress on "I"-
and am hoping to squeeze in a little time on Jane tonight, and hopefully tomorrow too, so I will show you  my progress after the weekend.

The weather has been very nice lately- last weekend David and I went outside to check on the plants and see how they were doing- I did a little weeding and David wanted to do the watering.
I have to watch him though as sometimes he gets carried away.. also saw that my viola are perking up nicely- this one plant anyway-

The others haven't started blooming yet.  From the looks of things our strawberry plant germinated into a lot of the other pots.. I left some but pulled some too so they wouldn't choke out what was in the pots. We'll see how it goes.

A Gathering of Secrets by Linda Castillo

I know, not much stitching lately but I have been on a roll reading books!  I was recently given the opportunity to read this awesome novel,...